Project NXT.Gen

IT STARTS WITH US

Conducting a business with integrity and respect towards our environment and our cherished personnel has always been a part of the Liebaert DNA. We believe ‘premium’ is a title that should be earned over and over again. It follows that our commitment should go beyond the boundaries of our own enterprise. Project NXT.GEN was launched to show this commitment and make sure that the next generations are able to live in the same environment as we did.

Each year, we confidently invest over a million euro in cutting-edge technologies which help us decrease our ecologic footprint. But we don’t stop there, together with our suppliers we are constantly looking for ways to decrease our impact on the environment. That’s why we created our sustainable ECO fabrics made out of 100% recycled PA yarns. Today, Liebaert is one of the only companies in the industry to have an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certificate.

NXT.GEN ECO FABRICS

Our NXT.GEN ECO fabrics are made out of RECONYL, a Nylon yarn that is produced out of 100% pre-consumer waste and meets all our requirements in terms of sustainability and quality standards.

The RECONYL yarn is GRS approved and generates only 53% of the CO2 emissions of a standard nylon 6 production. By combining this yarn with our unique expertise we were able to develop high quality and eco-friendly fabrics for different applications.

Our NXT.GEN ECO fabrics can be found in all of our collections and across all our product groups.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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WATER

Liebaert has its own water purification installation to purify the water used during our processes. The purified water meets the highest environmental requirements. Every year we purify around 133.000 cubic meters of water which is the equivalent of 1.1 million baths.

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AIR

By purifying the mixture of air and oil that is created during our production process, we decrease our carbon dioxide emission to 0%. By Investing in new machinery and using the best raw materials on the market we are able to decrease our carbon footprint every year.

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ELECTRICITY

Our new production site is fitted with state of the art solar panels able to produce up to 250.000 KWH per year: Enough to provide 80 average-sized households of electricity for an entire year.

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WASTE

Every year multiple tons of paper, plastic and glass are recycled. We recently started a new project to re-use fabrics which contain small errors to make products, such as bags and laptop covers.

PEOPLE

The lack of textile schools in Europe have had a huge impact on the European textile industry. We believe it’s our mission to continue to teach people the art of knitting and weaving to ensure the future of European textiles. For this reason we created the Liebaert training academy which concentrates on not only improving the skills of our talented staff, but teaching students and customers the complexity and beauty of our craft.

OBJECTIVES FOR 2020

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DECREASE WATER CONSUMPTION

Decrease our water consumption
by 6,6 million liters

5%

REDUCE WASTE

Reduce our total waste
by 5%

290 tons

SLASH CARBON EMISSIONS

Slash down our carbon
emissions by 290 tons

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THE FUTURE

Being able to provide 10%
of our products with
recycled yarns

STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001

Quality Management

ISO 14001

Environmental Management

ISO 50001

Energy Management

Reach compliant

Chemical risk management

Standard 100

by OEKO-TEX